Graphic State - Control and Data Acquisition
- Up to 32 response inputs per station
- Up to 16 feeders per station
- Up to 44 stimulus cues per station
- 4 Analogue Outputs per Linc
- Up to 16 stations per system
The control system hardware for Habitest consists of four products. First, there is the USB Interface which connects via a cable to the System Power Base located next to the computer, on top of which the Habitest Lincs are mounted. The System Power Base contains the system power supply and the path for communications between the Lincs and the USB Interface. The Lincs contain all of the electronics to buffer the switch inputs and drive the stimulus devices in the environment as well as to communicate with the computer via the power base. Finally, each Linc's inputs and Environment Connection Board (ECB) and a cable supplied with the board.
H01-01 : SYSTEM POWER BASE (includes lid &
H02-08 : HABITEST LINC (a full system may include from 1 to 8)
H02-01 : HABITEST SELF-POWERED LINC (only 1 per system)
H03-04 : ENVIRONMENT CONNECTION BOARD (ECB) & LINC CABLE
U90-10 : COULBOURN USB INTERFACE
H03-04-CBL-25 : ECB LINC CABLE (Replacement)
H03-04-CBL-25EX : EX ECB EXTENSION CABLE
See also - Graphic State: Control and Data Acquisition Software
H01-01 : System Power Base (includes lid & ECB probe)
The Habitest System Power Base accommodates up to 8 Habitest Lincs which can run up to 16 stations. The first Habitest Linc mounts on top of the power base and successive Linc mounts on the Habitest Linc below it. Power is supplied via the stacking pins on each Habitest Linc. Each Linc is also supplied with a signal cable so the first Linc connects to the power base and each successive Habitest Linc to the Linc below it. The top lid is included with the power base.
Main Voltage: Available in 110 Volt/60 Hz and 220 Volt/50 Hz
Output Voltage: -28 Volts DC; Current: 8 Amps steady state; 10 Amps surge
Output Voltage: 5 Volts; Current: 5 Amps
45cm x 30.5cm
The System Power Base accommodates up to 8 Lincs. Each Linc can operate one or two stations depending upon how many inputs and outputs are needed for each station. Lincs may also be grouped (in software) to use two Lincs or four Lincs for a single station. This gives you the option to run 16 stations with 4 inputs each, 8 stations with 8 inputs each, 4 stations with 16 inputs each and 2 stations with 32 inputs each. Of course, the number of stimulus outputs is proportional to the input density selected. The specifications to the right itemize the inputs and outputs for each Linc.
Looking at the Linc's Front Panel above, you can see that it contains two identical sections (A&B) representing the splitable inputs and outputs. The LED indicators are ON when the corresponding input or output circuit is active, giving you full information about the status of each and every stimulus and response module in the environment. Each of the two sections connects via one H03-04 ECB (Environment Connection Board) which is purchased separately.
The Linc contains all of the electronics (drivers with buffers) for the inputs and outputs specified below. Two ECBs are required for full connection of both S/R sections (A&B) of the Linc.
8 - optically isolated, integrating type, 6 msec time constant @ 28V
4 - Triple cue groups (total 12 cues)
4 - Feeders
4 - Feeder magazine lights
4 - Auxiliary (on rear of Linc module)
4 - Programmable outputs (DACs)(on rear of Linc module)
4 - Spares
2 - Tone cues
2 - House lights
2 - Speaker pass-through lines.
25cm x 20cm x 4.5cm. Weight 840g
H02-01 : Habitest Self-Powered Linc (only 1 per system)
Controlled by the Graphic State Notation software, the Self-Powered Habitest Linc can operate one or two stations depending on the number of inputs and outputs that are needed for each station. The configuration of the Linc per station is done via software. Unlike the H02-08 Habitest Linc, only a single H02-01 Self-Powered Habitest Linc can be interfaced to a computer. The two
One Linc per two stations: 4 inputs and 18 outputs
One Linc per station: 8 inputs and 36 outputs An H03-04 Environment Connection Panel and Cable is required to connect the Habitest Linc to the environment.
Two H03-04 Environment Connection Board cables can be connected to the Self-Powered Habitest Linc.
Includes 25' cable to connect to Linc.
Two ECBs are required for full connection of both S/R sections (A and B) of the H02-08 Linc. If you are only going to use one half of the Linc, you need only one ECB. Each board accommodates all of the module connections for half of a Linc.
H03-04-CBL-25EX ECB EXTENSION CABLE (25-foot cable)
This cable connects to, and extends the total length of cable supplied with the Linc to 50 feet. Use up to 3 extension cables for a total distance from the control room (Linc location) to the test room of 100 feet.
U90-10 : COULBOURN USB INTERFACE (Includes cable) - picture
One USB Interface is required to control up to the full complement of eight H02-08 Habitest Lincs.